On 25 January 2013, Urbis, on behalf of Mirvac, lodged a request to change the existing controls in the Manningham Planning Scheme to enable the Eastern Golf Course site to be redeveloped for housing. This is known as a planning scheme amendment request.

What is Amendment C101?

Amendment C101 comprises two parts:

  • Rezoning the land so that Council can consider the proposed use and development of the site
  • Introducing a Development Plan Overlay for the site. As part of its application, Mirvac has lodged a draft Development Plan, similar to a masterplan, that provides an overview about how the whole site will be developed

The draft Development Plan addresses a range of issues, including flora and fauna, heritage, open space and landscaping, built form, environmentally sustainable design, traffic and access and stormwater management.

For more information, visit What Matters Manningham.

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing was held on Tuesday 22 April 2014 at Manningham City Council offices whereby it was requested that the following documents be placed on the website.

Appointment of Panel

After considering submissions to the above Amendment, Council resolved at its meeting on 25 March 2014 to refer all submissions to a Panel.  The Minister for Planning has agreed to appoint a Joint Independent Panel and Advisory Committee, to consider submissions to Amendment C101 and the proposed Development Plan.

Release of Panel Report

Council has received the report from the Panel and Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Eastern Golf Course Amendment (C101) and proposed Development Plan (October 2013).  The Amendment seeks to enable the site to be redeveloped with housing, along with public open space and bicycle and pedestrian paths.

The Panel and Advisory Committee report recommends that Amendment C101 and the proposed Development Plan (October 2013) be supported subject to a number of conditions.

The Amendment is scheduled to be considered by Council at its meeting on 30 September 2014.

For more information, view Icon for application/pdf C101 Panel Report (2.38 MB)

Adoption of Amendment

On the 30 September 2014, following consideration of the Panel and Advisory Committee Report, Council adopted Amendment C101, which applies to the Eastern Golf Course site at 463 – 535 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.

Mirvac is proposing that the site be developed with between 790 and 1005 different types of homes, with just over 20 per cent of the site being set aside for public open space. The Development Plan retains significant native vegetation and provides for the protection of ‘Tullamore’, the stables and three heritage trees. A network of pedestrian and cycling paths will also provide linkages to the surrounding residential area, shops and community facilities.  Ecologically sustainable development features in the form of energy and water efficiency, passive solar design and stormwater management will also be provided.

View a copy of the 30 September 2014 Council report.

The Amendment will now be submitted to the Minister for Planning for his consideration of approval.

Approval of Amendment C101 by Minister for Planning

On 11 December 2014 the Planning Minister approved Amendment C101 to the Manningham Planning Scheme to enable the redevelopment of the Eastern Golf Course for housing.

The Amendment makes the following changes:

  • Rezoning the site from the General Residential Zone (Schedule 4) to the Residential Growth Zone with (Schedule 1);
  • Applying a Development Plan Overlay,(Schedule 3) to the site;
  • Reducing the extent of the Heritage Overlay (HO 43) and amending the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay to specify that tree controls to apply to three trees;
  • Amending the Environmental Significance Overlay (Schedule 5) by including an additional exemption for the removal of nominated trees;
  • Deleting the Design and Development Overlay (Schedule 1) applying to part of the site;
  • Amending Clause 22.17 ‘Eastern Golf Course Key Redevelopment Site Policy’ to delete the Application Requirements, and make minor changes to the Decision Guidelines; and
  • Including in Clause 21.16 a document that includes a Statement of Significance of Eastern Golf Club prepared by Lovell Chen (2014).

The next step will be endorsement of the Development Plan in accordance with Council’s decision of 30 September 2014 and consideration of individual applications for planning permits relating to each stage of development of the site.

Approval of the Development Plan

On 28 April 2015 Council’s Chief Executive Officer endorsed the Development Plan (September 2014 – updated 2 April 2015).  The next step is that Council and Council officers will now be able to consider planning permits relating to each stage of development of the site.

Icon for application/pdf Eastern Golf Course Development Plan (23.66 MB)

Approval of Planning Permit for Residential Subdivision (Stages 1 and 2)

On 10 June 2015, Council’s Manager, Statutory Planning approved planning permit (PL14/024791) for the residential subdivision of Stages 1 and 2.  The planning permit provides permission for the subdivision of part of the site and the removal of native vegetation.

Please view below the concept plan relating to the land permitted to be subdivided and the approved Planning permit.

Icon for application/msword Concept Plan of residential subdivision stages 1 and 2 . (481.09 KB)

Icon for application/pdf Permit PL14 024791 Eastern Golf Club 463-535 Doncaster Road Doncaster (9.55 MB).

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